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Weekend wonder: M4 upgrade team releases video of engineering spectacle

08/07/2020

'One weekend closure. 400 tonnes of steelwork. One River Thames diversion. One stunning sunrise. One bridge widened: the M4 smart motorway upgrade has reached its halfway point with its most complex work yet.'

Exclusive: Pandemic prompts rethink of relief road alternatives

18/06/2020

The commission on alternatives to the cancelled M4 Relief Road at Newport, South Wales will review its work to take account of the impacts of COVID-19, Highways can reveal.

M4 lighting fix delay 'risks safety'

11/11/2019

A member of the Welsh Assembly has raised safety concerns after it emerged that parts of a busy 10-mile section of the M4 could lack their usual lighting this winter.

Fast-tracked measures for M4, after relief road rejected

05/06/2019

The Welsh Government has promised fast-tracked measures to alleviate congestion on the M4 at Newport, while a special commission will consider longer-term solutions.

M4 relief road plans dropped

04/06/2019

First Minister Mark Drakeford has abandoned plans for an M4 relief road on cost and environmental grounds, stating there is 'no prospect of the project being implemented in the foreseeable future'.

Welsh council sets out plans for £100m road and rail scheme

17/04/2018

Two possible routes for a new road linking the M4 with the A48 and Cardiff Airport have been unveiled along with proposals for a new railway station and park and ride facility.

Welsh infrastructure investment plans unveiled

14/12/2016

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates will outline plans for multi-billion pound Welsh Government infrastructure investment over the next five years including major improvements to the M4, A55, A40 and A494.

Welsh infrastructure secretary visits Brynglas Tunnels

19/10/2016

Wales's Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has been visiting the M4’s Brynglas tunnels to see how essential works are progressing and warned about future capacity on the motorway.

Delay to M4 public inquiry

03/10/2016

The Welsh government says the completion date of the M4 relief road will not be put back, despite a delay to the start of the public inquiry.

DfT approves M4 smart motorway plans

06/09/2016

The proposed upgrade of the M4 from junctions 3 (Hayes) to 12 (Theale) to a smart motorway has been given development consent by the Department for Transport.

Tougher enforcement for drivers who flout M4 speed limit

25/07/2016

Drivers that flout the variable speed limit restrictions in place along a busy stretch of the M4 around Newport will face tougher enforcement action, says Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates.

New milestone for M4 project team

17/03/2016

The Costain Vinci joint venture which is progressing the M4 Corridor around Newport has successfully completed an important stage of the project with the publication of the draft statutory orders.

Tank removed from M4

09/03/2016

Traffic officers from Highways England acted quickly to stop congestion on the M4 near Swindon after a low loader carrying a Challenger tank ran into problems.

Joint venture to deliver £750m M4 upgrade

23/03/2015

Costain and Vinci will deliver the £750 million M4 Corridor upgrade around Newport after being awarded the early contractor involvement deal.

New barrier to be installed on M4

08/01/2015

A new concrete barrier costing £3.9 million will be installed on the M4 between junctions 17 and 18 near Leigh Delamere.

Work to start on M4 improvements

07/01/2015

A £5 million scheme that will see improvement works carried out at junction 10 on the M4 near Reading is starting this weekend.

M4 smart motorway project given 2016 start date

26/11/2014

Work on a proposed smart motorway upgrade on the M4 could get underway in 2016.

Friends of the Earth mount legal challenge to M4 plans

25/09/2014

The Welsh Government's plans to build a six lane motorway through one of Wales' most important wildlife habitats may be unlawful, according to advice given to environmental charity Friends of the Earth.

Hart opens improved junction on the M4

17/09/2014

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has officially opened a new lane that links the M4 at Cardiff with the A470 heading north.

Osborne completes first phase of bridge strengthening on M4

25/07/2014

Osborne has completed the first phase of work to strengthen the piers on a bridge on the M4 that runs over the A4 in West London.

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